Politics and war crimes: key figures in Balkan wars

Vojislav Seselj was acquitted on all charges arising from the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the latest verdict handed down by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former YugoslaviaRadical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj was acquitted Thursday on all charges arising from the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the latest verdict handed down by the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Known as the “Butcher of the Balkans”, Milosevic fuelled ethnic conflict and mass murder in the former Yugoslavia during his 13 years of iron rule, defying international sanctions and NATO bombs. A year later the break-up of Yugoslavia began with declarations of independence by Croatia and Slovenia.

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